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, they have recruited some very able candidates, ted cruz, marco rubio, people of color who can carry the gop banner who are certainly absolute conservatives, but the issue is it is not who carries the banner. it's what that flag stands for. and unless and until the republican party does some real work, real hard look at its policy and just how, you know, the animosity they have had through black and brown communities, until they do that work i don't see a pathway back. >> in another article roger says this about the president. i'm quoting him. he's too busy getting the middle class to hate rich people, blacks to hate whites. i'm now going to quote the third sentence, the third sentence of the president's inaugural address last month. what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin, nor the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. ken, didn't the election night teach republicans not to listen to what fox news is saying? >> well, fox news incidentally is going through some of the same soul searching and sort of reimagining of itself as the republican party, and that's no
the immigration 8. marco rubio warned if proposed, the president's bill would be dead an arrival in congress. and arizona senator, john mccain, who suggested the white house has a greater strategy at play. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want anoth another -- to beat up republicans? >> the president's new chief of staff is defending this back-up plan saying the administration is only doing what it promised to do from the very beginning. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas, which is we're preparing, we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure that that group up there, the gang of eight, makes a good progress on these efforts, as much as they say they want to. >> all right. so if the leak proves anything, this president and the white house is working on an immigration reform plan. joining me is texas democratic congressman henry quayar. some saying the legislation is half-backed and seriously flawed and would make our immigration proble
in to the duelling responses in my rant later. right now focusing on rubio. he's such a gifted communicator. he really is. that's not spin. that's not veneer. >> i agree with this. >> i'm hoping tonight that he puts on a positive message. let's be honest. this is not a response to the state of the union. this is already been written. it is basically designed to present an alternative view. i love that. so i actually -- one of my new rules for the gop is to stop describing messages in terms of obama. so i hope that it's less anti-obama and more positive, optimistic, i expect him to put in a lot of personal stories about success and growing up as an immigrant and i'm really hoping for that young revitalizing optimistic message of what conservatism can do and bring for opportunity. >> optimistic message from the republicans, that would be new. i think about -- >> it wouldn't be new. it's new of a last few years. >> you're describing the rnc speech and had that potential to launch a career in recent years. this rebuttal, generally, only has the possibility to sink a career and the odds for rubio ji
, creating new private-sector- public partnerships. there was a response from marco rubio and another from rand paul. we will get your reaction to all of this. 202-585-3882 for all others. reach us on twitter or facebook, or send us an e-mail. let's go through the headlines in the national papers this morning. pierce "usa toda -- here is "usa today" -- and then here is the "washington times" -- and the new york times -- the wall street journal -- the washington post -- we are getting your reaction this morning on the washington journal for the first hour. what did you think of the speech, the proposals, and the republican response as well? later on, a line of lawmakers for their reaction and to take your comments. our first phone call is joe in georgia, republican. caller: thank you. i love c-span, greta. it was the same old obama with more taxes and more government. marco rubio is incredible. the key to our future is electing more people like him and tom graves and doug collins and tom price. we don't need this more government and taxes. we cannot afford it. rubio is great. he is a future
and democrats work together. so with your gang of eight, with senator rubio being a part of the hispanic caucus and hispanic conference i believe we'll see immigration reform. jon: senator rubio spoke about that in his reboughtal or response to the president's state of the union. >> with his response, jon, he was successful twofold. first of all the only way we can increase prosperity and reduce poverty is through free enterprise. it is through smaller government and capitalism. so last night rubio not only talked about immigration reform he spoke from the heart dealing with solutions and bringing our nation back together. jon: and well, did he, which cause did he advance? i mean a lot of people were watching this speech in terms of his future prospects as a presidential contender himself but what about the overall policies of things like immigration reform? >> true leadership is speaking from the heart. he has lived it. he has worked in the middle class family. he has worked among immigrants. he is from immigrants. so he lived it and experienced it and that is true leadership where he can brin
issue for the gop is not just the message. they can't agree on the messenger, the reason why rubio and paul both giving responses to the president's state of the union address. >> we have seen that and you can have as senator manchin said a difference of opinion within the same party and seen as strong. there was a time where you had the tea party and moderate republicans and seen as strong and now a us against them kind of thing happening there but i want -- you bring up marco rubio. i want to play what wallace said, since he's givening the republican response and running down the laundry list and why he's a star in the party. let me play it. >> he's everything we need and more. he's modern. he knows who tupac is. he is on social media. he's part of the -- sort of he has the blessings of the old political establishment. >> this is just surface stuff that's like lipstick on a pig. the bottom line is the republicans have a core values problem, not a who knows who tupac is. >> the tupac problem. molly, he's modern, know who is tupac is. i can't imagine that marco rubio and i get what
'm not joining that party? >> they did it to themselves. look at the reflexive reaction of a marco rubio, of leaders in that party. the reflexive reaction to that leak of those ideas was absolutely not, this is dead on arrival, rather than a more thoughtful response -- >> we'll push the cheese out. the mouse comes out and goes for it, snap, he nails them. for the people who didn't catch the story, "u.s.a. today" got ahold of a white house draft proposal on immigration and reported in part, quote, it would allow illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years. the plan would also provide for more security funding and require business owners to check the immigration status of new hires within four years. in addition, the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants could apply for a newly created lawful prospective immigrant visa under the draft bill being written by the white house. if approved, they could apply for the same provisional legal status for their spouse or children living outside the country according to the draft. in response, florida senator marco rubio
, mr. rubio voted against raising the debt ceiling, thus provoking the credit downgrade that accompanied the fiasco in 2011. he supported governor rick scott's abominable attempt to suppress the vote in florida. he co-sponsored a bill which would enable employers to deny birth control to their employees, and despite the fact that 97% of researchers polled by the national academy of sciences believe in manmade climate change, mr. rubio remains unconvinced. if the republican party wishes to do nothing more than a small amount of cosmetic surgery on its public image, then mr. rubio seems like the perfect salesman. but scratch the surface, and mr. rubio is infected with the same old backward-facing policies that the voters rejected so comprehensively in november. thanks so much for watching this afternoon. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> new pope. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this stunning news today that the head of the 1.2 billion. person roman catholic church is retiring at the end of t
. in some ways, senator rubio embodies the american dream. as the child of immigrants, he's uniquely positioned to speak to the aspirations of the middle class. unlike our rather easily distracted president, senator rubio has never had to pivot to jobs. he's kept a laser focus on job creation and the economy ever since he got here. so i've laid out the things the president needs to address if he's interested in working with republicans to get some good things done for the country in the days and months ahead. i sure hope he's listening. mr. president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the republican whip. mr. cornyn: mr. president, as president obama gets ready to deliver his state of the union address tonight, i'd like to remind the american people of what he said four years ago during his first speech to a joint session of congress. four years ago president obama said he did not believe in big government. since then he's given us four consecutive trillion-dollar deficits. he's nationalized our health care sector. and he's used federal agencies to impose draconian regulation
the scoop and set off left arm bells all over washington. republicans, marco rubio, who they absolutely have to have to have a bipart sfwlan plan go forward, first calling foul. then, of course, john mccain and others, lindsey graham on the sunday talk shows. first of all, what is in the president's plan that might set the republicans on edge? >> well, what's in the plan right now is no different than what he's been talking about the last few months. there's an earned path to citizensh citizenship. there is enhanced border security. there's a nationwide e-verify program that allows business workers to check the legal status of their perspective workers. i don't think there was anything different than what they've been talking about for the last few months. >> jose, it's true that as john mccain pointed out the president has met with chuck schumer and the other democrats in that bipart sflan group. he did not meet with the republicans. for them to now be faced with this leak -- it was a scoop by usa today. not anything that the white house is putting out, but alan here, you know, worked very
there because these are very delicate negotiations. we see marco rubio, part of the bipartisan group that you are also working with on immigration, said the president's plan is dead on arrival. this leak cannot help the cause on capitol hill. >> well, look, i -- i don't know what bill the president has out there. i haven't seen it, but they did say last night when this leak occurred, and i don't know how it occurred, that it wasn't their final or complete bill. the president and those of us working on immigration are working very well. senators durbin, menendez and bennett and i met with the president wednesday, and he agreed to give us the space we need to come up with a bipartisan proposal, so we're working well together. i know that senator rubio was upset with this leak, but -- >> are you upset? >> we talked to him. >> no, i am not upset. we've talked to senator rubio, and he's fully on board with our process, and i am very hopeful in march we will have a bipartisan bill. you know, it's obvious. if a democrat, the president or anyone else puts out what they want on their own, it's going t
on immigration reform. but marco rubio within hours released a statement saying the president's plan is dead on arrival. that is evis enraging the immign debate. the white house saying it does seem as though the process is moving forward. just to put this in larger context. if you look at the debates on the horizon and the sequester of gun control. they feel it has the best chance of passing because of the 2012 race where the president got the large majority of latino voters. again, this leak certainly enflaming the debate. >> kristen, thank you. emily, you heard kristen talk about rubio's statement. here is the detail of the osedpn arrival and leaving us with a broken system for years to come. emily, what is the response to that tell you? >> it is a pretty hot response. in what has been so far a measured sense of negotiation going on in the senate. i hope the white house would keep the volume lower on this and make sure that cooler heads prevail. it is when you get that bipartisan group of senators working together that you get some product that congress can pass. that is the only place tha
he's moving in the right directn? >> i thinkheye makg progress. i'm a big fan of marco rubio, for example. i think he's worked it aggressively. >> rose: a pathway to citizenship. >> i think that's basically where we're headed. you've got to have some kind of ultimate resolution and i'm not an expert in the subject but i think clearly we've got over 11 million illegals here and i think the ideas that we need to find ways to come to grips that with problem and pass legislation are sod so i'm more inclined to look at somebody like rubio and the work he's done as being something that we need to -- >> rose: it's something your administration wanted very much. the president cited it as one of his second-term goals. >> the president was very big on it. he had 44% of the latino vote in texas. >> rose: so what's happened to your party? >> i think the issue was probably badly handled during the last election. i think that contributed to it. >> rose: because of the competitiveness of the primary? >> partly. i think in part because one of the explanations -- i can' speak with authority t
pickings from the political grapevine. the sip of water that won't go away. while senator marco rubio's drink in the republican response in the "state of the union" was up doubtedly awkward, yesterday cnn ran a graphic reading "career ender" over the rubio story with wolf blitzer wondering allowed, "so, can a drink of water make or break a political career?" cnn clarified via twitter, "we are joking. it was a tease." new york democrat congressman charles rangel seemed serious when he said, "most people were embarrassed by his performance." the rnc issued this response -- "if i were senator rubio, i wouldn't too concerned about charles rangel's opinion considering he hasn't seen an ethics violation he didn't like." >>> zombies are getting attention in canada. last year the government in british columbia referenceed threat of zombie attack to encourage residents to put together emergency survival kit. then the heart and stroke association put together zombie class to promote cpr classes. yesterday, zombies came up on the floor of parliament. >> zombies don't recognize orders. the zombie
wanted mao rubio to run last year? how big of a difference. >> i'm not sure he is at the top. he will give the response and tom can give the response next year and we will have the rubio cotton ticket in 2016. >> chris: when this guy talks we listen. all right, panel, we have to take a break here. we we come back some members of congress demand new checks on the president's power to launch drone strik >>> it was a limited covert pro gram. now, everybody knows about it. and i think we need to see that this program is really run according to the american constitution. >> chris: senator dianne feinstein suggesting creation of a secret drone court where the president would have to go to get approval before putting terror suspects on his kill list and we are back now you with the panel. congressman cotton for people who don't know you, you are kind of an interesting figure. went to harvard. went to harvard law school and then spent five years on active duty on the frontlines in iraq and afghanistan. a lot of credibility on both sides of the issue. how do you feel about the idea before
are evoked and they'll be waiting for marco rubio to make his response. rubio's on the cover of "time" magazine as new hope for the gop. bobby jindal had an opportunity to respond to obama and blew it a couple of years ago. people will be looking to see how rubio does tonight. >> a spectacle, as always. when you look at cutaways and see half of the room is standing and half of the room is sitting on their hands, kind of a strange situation. have you ever seen it where you have this many representatives who represent a cultural issue like gun control, like gabby giffords, i know the parents of the young chicago girl who was slain is a guest of the first lady, and of course the gun rights guys, nugent included, ever see anything like that play out in this kind of state of the union audience before? to this extent? >> i've never seen it play out quite to this extent where you're having the most high-profile advocates on both sides of a tragedy, newtown, which the president mentioned in his inaugural, and i believe he'll mention again tonight. he's trying to ratchet this up as urgent issu
to the state of the union is going to be divided. senator marco rubio of florida is giving the official response. senator rand paul of kentucky is giving the tea party response. bob, can -- which one of these do you think is going to be the most entertaining? i think it's probably going to be rand paul. are they going to be -- everybody is too busy fighting one another. >> everybody is going to be looking at rubio, because he has been promoted very fast as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. maybe the magic solution to the republicans' hispanic problem. i don't think he is. rand paul could say almost anything. so we really ought to watch that. but, you know, this is a massive exercise in hypocrisy the republicans are going through right now. they claim they're for a strong defense, and thane they want to pull a carrier group out of the persian gulf? >> yeah. >> they claim that on immigration reform we have to have border security before we move forward. and this sequester would cut the number of border agents. these folks, and you're right, they don't care what they're going to d
by another guy who we are told is a tea party senator, marco rubio. but marco rubio is giving the republican response and rand paul is giving the tea party republican response to the republican response. capisci? it is hard to tell at this point whether or not the republican party still has the wherewithal to be annoyed at its own members being this self-serving, whether or not they care. this throws kind of a wrench in the works, right, in terms of the republican party's efforts to portray itself as having a coherent, unified alternate vision to what president obama is offering. i mean if you like an alternative vision that is presented after the state of the union this year, which one do you pick? if you're in the market for a republican message, which one is being offered? and then how do you demonstrate that you like that message? how do you vote? what do you do? on the other side of the aisle, democrats and the white house are trying to make the most this year of the attention surrounding the president's speech. they are doing everything they can to use the speech for maximum political
conservatism. i think they are doing the right thing. host: any leaders in particular? we saw senator rubio give the gop response. caller: i think mark rubio, john mccain, ted cruz, a lot of these congressmen who have been in government for a while, and some of the new ones are doing the job that they were sent there to do. they are representing the constituency from where they are from. the democrats do the same. i know we have differences on both sides of the aisle, but i believe that being able to -- being able to work together and coming together as a nation and congress has a lot to do with barack obama as the president. he was reelected. he needs to be in the white house. he needs to lead this nation. he does not need to be out in campaign mode. that is all i have seen from barack obama. campaign, speech -- let's get everybody in the white house, and let's get things done. guest: a couple of points -- we hear this from constituents, that they are frustrated that they are not seeing the leadership. what he is saying really plays into that. leaders are team builders. they know how to br
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